centers for disease control and prevention
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Air Force recruit whose organs were donated to four patients including a kidney recipient who died of rabies had at least two untreated raccoon bites several months before he became sick, […]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A California judge tentatively ruled this week that some baby foods carrying small amounts of lead do not have to display warning labels. While both sides in the argument acknowledged the […]
ATLANTA (AP) — If you’re 65 and living in Hawaii, here’s some good news: Odds are you’ll live another 21 years. And for all but five of those years, you’ll likely be in pretty good […]
BALTIMORE (AP) — Alberta Hough struggles to feed herself a snack, her arms shaking badly from Parkinson’s disease. Days earlier, the 84-year-old fell while eating, sliding off her kitchen chair. The rest of Hough’s day […]
ATLANTA (AP) — Not only has the nation’s high level of C-sections finally stopped rising, but more of the operations are taking place closer to the mother’s due date, a new government report found. Figures […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Beef tenderized by machines before it is sold in grocery stores could soon carry labels warning customers to cook the meat thoroughly. The Agriculture Department on Thursday proposed to require the new […]
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California and federal public health officials say valley fever, a potentially lethal but often misdiagnosed disease infecting more and more people around the nation, has been on the rise as warming […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say suicides among middle-aged Americans climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, a period that included the recession. Overall, the suicide rate for the age group jumped […]
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities were investigating a valley fever outbreak that sickened 28 workers at solar power plants under construction in Central California. State public health and work safety staff visited sites […]
NEW YORK (AP) — They sweep. They swab. They sterilize. And still the germs persist. In U.S. hospitals, an estimated 1 in 20 patients pick up infections they didn’t have when they arrived, some caused by dangerous ‘superbugs’ that are hard to treat.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The ricin mailed to the president and a U.S. senator is relatively easy to make but generally can’t be used to target a large number of people, experts say.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ever since the anthrax and terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the poison ricin has at times been lumped in with other bioterrorism agents because it comes from a relatively common plant and seems easy to make.